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Meth Cleanup Program

Program Overview

The Methamphetamine Cleanup Program (MCP) is responsible for establishing cleanup standards and procedures that must be followed to remove a listed property from the Contaminated Properties List. Montana Code Annotated Title 75, chapter 10, part 13, Methamphetamine Contamination-Indoor Property Decontamination Standards (2005), requires the establishment of decontamination standards and procedures for decontamination of contaminated properties as they are reported to MCP by law enforcement.

These properties are posted on the MCP webpage, where the information is accessible to the public. In addition, MCP works with property owners, contractors, and local health officials to remediate methamphetamine contamination of listed properties. In accordance with Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.74.500, MCP certifies cleanup contractors and approves training providers, course materials, and instructors. MCP also reviews and approves all site assessments, decontamination, and clearance plans of listed properties.

MCP reviews the final assessment, decontamination, and clearance reports. If the cleanup standard has been met, MCP will issue a Certificate of Fitness to the property owner and remove the property from the Contaminated Properties List.

To report a spill or environmental concern or submit a complaint to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), please use this link. The Enforcement Program staff will follow up with you if more information is needed to open an investigation.



Department of Environmental Quality
Waste Management Bureau
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901

Main Number
(406) 444-5300

Fax Number
(406) 444-1374

Main Inbox

Environmental Science Specialist
Greg Kurvink (406) 444-1436

Environmental Science Specialist
Travis Biedermann (406) 444-5286

Data Control Specialist
Amanda Allen (406) 444-2886

Section Supervisor
Denise Kirkpatrick (406) 444-3983


General Information

Methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Methamphetamine is a form of amphetamine. Methamphetamine looks like glass fragments or shiny, bluish-white rocks. There are many street names, such as Meth, Speed, Ice, Shards, Bikers Coffee, Stove Top, Tweak, Yaba, Trash, Chalk, Crystal, Crank, and Shabu.


How is it used?

Methamphetamine can be produced in pill form or as raw crystalline that can be crushed to powder, where it can be inhaled, ingested, or injected.
Methamphetamine residues can be absorbed through direct skin contact.

Methamphetamine increases the amount of the natural chemical dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is critical in body movement, motivation, and the reinforcement of rewarding behaviors. Continued methamphetamine use causes changes in the brain's dopamine system associated with reduced coordination and impaired verbal learning.

Signs of drug use:

The following conditions may be indications of methamphetamine use

  • extreme weight loss
  • severe dental problems
  • intense itching, leading to skin sores from scratching
  • anxiety
  • confusion
  • memory loss
  • sleeping problems
  • violent behavior
  • paranoia
  • hallucinations
Methamphetamine can be highly addictive. When people stop taking it, withdrawal symptoms can include anxiety, fatigue, severe depression, psychosis, and intense drug cravings.
Methamphetamine manufacturing or consumption spreads toxins throughout a structure, leaving residues on surfaces, upholstery, HVAC systems, and appliances.

Methamphetamine Contaminated Properties

Live Link: Meth Contaminated Properties

Under 75-10-1305, MCA property owners have written notification requirements to occupants and purchasers. Please contact the program with questions regarding this law.

MCP, as required by law 75-10-1306(2), MCA maintains this contaminated properties list that is always accessible to the public. This is a live document that updates as properties are reported to the department and as properties are delisted after meeting the decontamination standard.

Owners of listed properties are encouraged to contact the department so that we may assist with any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the delisting process.

To champion for human health and a thriving environment, let’s talk about your property at 406-444-5300 or by email!

Cleanup Contractors and Training Providers

See below for a list of methamphetamine cleanup companies that continuously employ Montana certified individuals qualified to conduct methamphetamine related work. Only companies that have authorized the state of Montana to publish their information are displayed. 

If a qualifying company wants their information published on this list, please email the program.

You may include the following information:

Company name
Primary address
Phone number
Email address
Website address 


No other solicitations will be posted beyond the above content.


Listed by city


Alpha-Omega Disaster Restoration
7069 Niehenke Avenue, Billings, MT 59101
Big Sky Exterior Designs
PO Box 20853, Billings, MT 59104
(406) 208-7691

Northern Industrial Hygiene
201 South 30th Street, Billings, MT 59101
(406) 245-7766
Teak Construction LLC
27 Wheatland Drive. Billings MT 59102
(406) 210-2098

TSO Industrial Hygiene
3529 ST Ann Street, Butte, MT 59701
(406) 490-2331
Columbia Falls
Kirby Environmental
101 Canyon View, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(406) 250-6902
A.L.M. Consulting
PO Box 7886, Helena, MT 59604
(406) 461-4037
Fields Construction
64 Dogbone Rd, Helena, MT  59602
(406) 461-3564
Phoenix Unlimited 
1008 11th avenue #9, Helena, MT 59601
(406) 410-1070

Montana Home Improvements
46 Chickadee Lane, Lewistown, MT  59457
(406) 366-0364

Inspect Montana
236 Glacier Dr., Lolo, MT  59847
Abatement Services Inc.
PO Box 9285.Missoula, MT 59807
(406) 251-6100

ES Ventures
2 Orchard Court, Missoula, MT 59803
(406) 546-2280
Five Valleys Restoration and Cleaning
8960 Professional Drive, Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 544-6612
GEM Environmental
201 N. Russell St., Suite 6, Missoula, MT  59802
(406) 370-4139
Hawthorne Home Restoration
6200 Linda Vista Blvd. Missoula, MT 59803
(406) 207-2516

Newfield’s Companies
700 SW Higgins Ave., Ste 15, Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 549-8270

Wolf Point

1226 5th Ave N, Wolf Point, MT 59201
(406) 480-1895

Listed below are currently certified, department-approved training providers. Only companies that have authorized the state of Montana to publish their information are displayed.

Contact training providers for additional information on training course information and availability.

If a qualifying training provider wants their information published on this list, please email the program the following information:

 Company name
 Primary address
 Phone number
 Email address
 Website address


No other solicitations will be posted beyond the above content.


*Alphabetized Training Provider list*

TSO Industrial Hygiene
3529 St. Ann Street
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 490-2331

Certification Requirements

Methamphetamine Cleanup Contractor Certification

Individuals interested in engaging in projects for decontamination efforts of listed contaminated properties must be certified by the department ARM 17.74.508.

Applicants must submit the following information for consideration:

  1. A completed Methamphetamine Cleanup Contractor application.
  2. The associated fee established in ARM 17.74.518
  3. Certificate of completion of a department-approved 16-hour initial or 8-hour refresher Methamphetamine Cleanup Contractor course issued by the training provider pursuant to ARM 17.74.514(2)(f)
  4. Certificate of completion for HAZWOPER training, pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.120

The above submittals may be emailed to the department, or hard copies may be mailed to

Department of Environmental Quality
Methamphetamine Cleanup Program
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901

Regulations and Resources

Additional Outside Web Sites Resources

Crystal: Resources for teens and teachers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Meth Project: a charitable organization based in Helena, Montana to reduce first-time methamphetamine, use among Montana teens.
Get Smart About Drugs: a resource for parents and teachers.
Montana Meth Project: website created by the Montana Meth Project.


Articles and Publications

Children at Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs: Helping Meth’s Youngest Victims, U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.
Fact Sheet from the U.S. Department of Drug Enforcement Administration.
Get it Straight Student The Facts About Drugs Student Guide.

Methamphetamine Incident Report Forms

For law enforcement to report a Methamphetamine incident within a structure, as required by MCA 75-10-1306(1), two forms need to be filled out and submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality Methamphetamine Cleanup Program.

These forms are to be used only by law enforcement reporting agencies to report methamphetamine incidents to the department.

Follow this link to the Incident Report Form: PDF 

Follow this link to the Hazard Assessment and Recognition Plan Form (HARP)

Complete the process by attaching and submitting the above information to the department at:, or hard copies may be mailed to:

Department of Environmental Quality
Methamphetamine Cleanup Program
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901